Sunday, January 24, 2010

You can not predict, but you can prepare

A great weekend of rest here in Toronto before getting back on the grind. I didn't do much other than sleep, eat, freestyle yoga and watch football so I am limber and well restored for this week's sand battles.

The football games were a treat to watch and fellow national team athlete Rich Vonhuizen enjoyed the games with me. Amazing to watch the magnitude of football and its enormous athletic culture. I specifically love watching the quarterbacks in action reading the defence and their own receivers while avoiding getting killed. Truly an athletic position and for Brett Favre at age 40 to still be competing at the top level is incredible.

I had a few great conversations with my mother and she is enjoying the Australian Open from the comfort of Future Shop! Hilarious that my parents are watching tennis in an electronics store but I when you live in the boondocks with bunny ear television there aren't too many other options!! As some of my family and friends know, my mother is an incredible supporter of my quest for sporting excellence (as is my father) and I while on tour competing I receive daily messages of inspiration and uplifting quotes to prepare me for the trials and tribulations of my sport. Today my mother sent me something that I feel applies to my current situation. I am not sure where she got it or who the author is but it goes as follows

"You can not predict, but you can prepare."

It is completely true and being in my pre-season, all I can do is prepare myself to the best of my abilities and go from there.  I am a week into my sport specific pre-season training and our National Championship Gold Medal is being won as we speak. I am competing daily for something that will be won in eight months and that foresight and inspiration is giving me my edge.

To continue with the "P" words, my purpose is currently defining and pushing me. I am setting my own standard for success and I look forward to sharing my daily exercises, meals and expertise with you all in the coming weeks as I remedy my lack of camera situation and get my videos rolling daily.

Until then, I will keep my blog updated and wish you all smart and focused training.

Through purpose and desire you will push your limits; you are as strong as your drive.


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